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December
12

Guest Blogger: Transformed Clocks Make Unique, Timely Gifts

No matter what time it is, a one-of-a-kind clock is a great gift.  With a little creativity, you can easily and inexpensively transform a generic time piece into a personalized gift that will be enjoyed for countless hours.  Everyone uses a clock, so turn it into one which reflects the interests and personality of that […]

decorative paper
December
5

Guest Blogger: Decorate Your Home for the Holidays With Pillows

I love changing out my holiday décor and making my home cozier for the winter season.  Goodwill is a great place to find seasonal décor, especially wreaths.  Most of the Goodwill stores that I’ve been to even have a seasonal decor aisle year round.  In the past, I’ve gotten plain wreaths from Goodwill and decorated […]

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November
28

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Transform a Mirror into the Fairest Gift of All

  Reflecting on what to gift to give this year? Here it is—a transformed, embellished mirror that reflects the interests and personality of that special person on your list.   Take a ho-ho humbug mirror and turn it into a fa-la-la-la-la fabulous piece that will be remembered long after the holiday season.  And a fun mirror […]

Goodwill mirrors
November
21

Guest Blogger: How to Clean Brass

I started decorating for the holidays and found these adorable brass reindeer stocking holders at Goodwill.  Brass has made a popular come back in home décor, and it’s easy to find in Goodwill stores too! I have an obsession with vintage brass, but it’s often dirty and needs a thorough cleaning.  Once I brought these […]

brass items with lemon
November
7

Guest Blogger: Buying & Styling a Bar Cart with Goodwill

I have an odd obsession with bar carts, despite the fact that I cannot make a cocktail for the life of me.  I love the way they look in a home, and I love finding unique, Goodwill treasures to put on them.  Not interested in having your own home happy hour?  No problem!  Bar carts […]

bar cart
October
31

Guest Blogger: Here’s Your Cup of Tea: Transformed Tea Cups, Mugs Light Up the Holidays

Candlelight always adds flickering, shimmering ambiance to any event.  These unique candles are sure to spark smiles when added to your Thanksgiving table, included in your holiday décor or given as Christmas gifts. Goodwill has so many wonderful cups, mugs and other containers that can be turned into one-of-a-kind candles. Pick a teacup that matches […]

Goodwill blog tea cup candles blue
October
27

Fashionista Friday: Mix-n-Match Vintage Plates

  Fashionistas, we’re bringing it back! To mix it up this season, I’m bringing back the Fashionista Friday column to pay to true respect that fashionistas deserve when posting their Goodwill finds for me to see online. Dinner party worthy #mixnmatch #mygoodwillfind A post shared by What The Flip Furniture Design (@whattheflipdc) on Sep 30, […]

vintage plates from Goodwill
October
24

Guest Blogger: Creating a Gallery Wall of Art with Goodwill

I love the look of a well-styled gallery wall.  A gallery wall can be made up of paintings, prints, photographs, or other artwork.  I have a few gallery walls around my home of varying sizes, and I’ve purchased almost all of the components at various secondhand stores over the years.  It can sometimes feel daunting […]

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October
17

Guest Blogger: Wooden Stool Flips for Wrapping Paper Station or Umbrella Holder

  As we head into the holiday season (really, it is almost here!) and as we face inclement weather, you will love this project that takes a wooden stool and flips it into a new role as a wrapping paper station or as an umbrella holder.   Ability level: Moderate   Age Level:  Ideal for […]

Goodwill blog stool before
October
10

Guest Blogger: How to Turn Decor Pieces You LIKE into Pieces You LOVE

Welcome to my thrifted home! I’ve been decorating my home with thrifted pieces for years. I appreciate that pre-loved pieces have a history (and recycling someone else’s past treasures keeps items out of our landfills). It’s also much softer on the wallet than buying everything new! EVERY item in my living room (shown below) was […]

How to Turn Decor Pieces You LIKE into Pieces You LOVE
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